PBP: 12/8, S04 vs BVB -- McKennie starts/Pulisic bench

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  1. chad

    chad Member+

    Jun 24, 1999
    chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wright didn't make the bench. Rough go for the guy.

    Also, I'm rooting for the Americans.
     
  2. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
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    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
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    United States
    Looks like the Schalke supporters section is getting super stoned. Let's see how our guys play with a contact high.
     
  3. Tmagic77

    Tmagic77 Member

    Feb 10, 2003
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    McKennie at striker? Huh.
     
  4. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
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    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Before the match started, Warren Barton said he was going to get a chance to play as an 8. So yeah: huh.

    Nice goal by BVB.
     
  5. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
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    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
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    United States
    And the Oscar goes too....
     
  6. wrench

    wrench Member+

    May 12, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    WTF was that. IanJoy with a statement about Larsen keeping CP on the bench and then no reply. nothing! Just thought that would have been a little talking point that we want to know more about.
    Delaney, half a yank, with a nice header.
     
  7. Tmagic77

    Tmagic77 Member

    Feb 10, 2003
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Yeah. I don't know if I want VAR for every yellow card foul, but it'd be nice to have a mechanism to correct that. Simulation continues to be too effective of a tactic.
     
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  8. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    Goretzka come back. Schalke have zero creativity
     
  9. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
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    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
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    Yeah, maybe we'll hear more. Larsen vs Pulisic. Seems to me Larsen consistently leans more to the support player side of things. He plays well without trying to hit the highlights Pulisic does. Maybe that's what is expected out of that position?
     
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  10. Tmagic77

    Tmagic77 Member

    Feb 10, 2003
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    Man Sancho is good. He might be worth more than Dembele in a year.
     
  11. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
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    Jan 25, 2002
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    Witsel in the cement mixer on that play.

    Hell of a stop by Burki.
     
  12. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pulisic gets nagging muscle injures here and there (it has become a trend, and that makes me wonder about how he is keeping himself up) and doesn't produce as much as BVB may want so other guys are gonna get a shot to start. This is life at a big club.
     
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  13. bungadiri

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    Jan 25, 2002
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    Those calf injuries are weird. They seem to heal quickly and remain susceptible to reinjury for a long time. I was told by my doctor that muscle tears heal about 80 percent within 2 weeks and then the final healing can take months. I'd like to think, though, that CP's decisions about his injuries and fitness are not up to him alone.
     
  14. wrench

    wrench Member+

    May 12, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    And Berghstaller goes off injured. He gets replaced by a LB. Would have been nice to have a forward on the bench, quality or not.
     
  15. bungadiri

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    Jan 25, 2002
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    Jovan: "It's not like Larsen has been tearing it up" in reference to Costigan's statement that Larsen has been a favorite under Favre
     
  16. bungadiri

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    Jan 25, 2002
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    McKennie to the referee: Nein! Nein!
     
  17. wrench

    wrench Member+

    May 12, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I may be jaded, but I think Sancho is being found out. He was a mystery last year with spotty appearances. He was very good the first few games. It seems he is being focused on more now by defenders. His dribbling skills are top notch, but it's hard to beat 2 or 3 defenders. They will let you dribble until you have no where to go and are triple teamed. He does do what CP did 2 years ago, head down and move. Not knocking, just saying.
     
  18. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    Nah, he's got a bad case of the Arjen Robbens. He just can't be bothered . His mates are at arsenal Barcelona Bayern. He doesnt care much for Fivvrs style and I reckon he's already moved on in his mind.
     
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  19. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    if taitigue could stay healthy he might get minutes. any offensive spark would be welcome for Schalke
     
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  20. Beastmode21

    Beastmode21 Member+

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    Jan 19, 2009
    Seattle, WA
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    Manchester United FC
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    United States
    Yeah he’s been exceptionally quiet today.
     
  21. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
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    Wonder if we see Puli in the second half and I wonder about "how" fit he is. It seems to be a common thing after injury layoff to get a run out before getting a start.

    Weston giving it a go, I don't think he has a real future as a forward, but he is a gamer, and although I want BVB to win it would be nice to see him a get a goal for all his hard work.

    I also wonder how much effect the Puli transfer rumors have on his PT??

    It is hard for me to believe that anybody actually thinks JBL is better than Pulisic. Maybe it is my RWB glasses, but I can't see it. I think JBL be a serviceable player at this level, but right now, I don't see him as better than an out of form Pulisic.

    I think Favre likes to keep some tactical options on the bench. Dortmund are not asking 70 mil for a "sub" with 18 mos left on his contract.
     
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  22. Beastmode21

    Beastmode21 Member+

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    Jan 19, 2009
    Seattle, WA
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    Manchester United FC
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    United States
    More likely than not. He’s literally one of the only ones left from a couple years ago with Burki, Piz, Kagawa, and Reus.
     
  23. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
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    Now, now no need to get all obscene on our boy with comparisons such as that. I will grant that it was a few games ago and I said he looked to me to be checked out. Of course i am a couple of thousand miles away reading body language through a computer screen so WTH do i know.
     
  24. punintended_13

    punintended_13 Member+

    Atlanta United
    Mar 22, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
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    New York Red Bulls
    Hahaha classic line from the commentator on McKennie: "He chases everything! If a bus came by, he'd be after it right now"
     
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  25. SCBozeman

    SCBozeman Member

    Jun 3, 2001
    St. Louis
    I’ve got the Fox Match Pass with international announcers. Of McKinnie: “he’ll chase anything!”
     

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